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Night Train with Guest Host Aparna Nancherla
Jul 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $8
Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (AKA scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber). In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX.
Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C. (it’s all about the Washingtons), but she now resides in the biggest apple in the gosh darn world.
Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view.
Other credits include Conan on TBS, @midnight and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, VH1’s “I Love the 2000s”, Fuse’s White Guy Talk Show, Vulture‘s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015″, Time Magazine‘s 140 Top Tweeters of 2014, Jezebel’s Comedy Queens of 2014, Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York”, Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City”, LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch”, Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know”, Splitsider’s “10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, 2013 New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Friends of the People on TruTV, Last Comic Standing, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, OutsideLands, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, Radio Q on CBC, Above Average, MTV Other, Laughspin, BUST Magazine, Funny or Die, Cosmopolitan, Elle India, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, TimeOut NY, and Slate V.
Comics Aparna has opened for include John Oliver, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Rob Delaney, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia.
Venues and shows she has played include Whiplash at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC which she currently hosts (while Leo Allen is on hiatus), Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Comedy Bang Bang at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (LA), the Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY, the Punchline Comedy Club (SF), the Comedy Bar (Toronto), the DC Improv, the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, the Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), and Mottley’s Comedy Club (Boston), as well as a downright gaggle of colleges.
Aparna is also an experienced improviser, having studied at Washington Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NY and LA, and the Groundlings, as well as at Lesly Kahn’s school of acting. She may yet perform with latent-but-powerful independent improv group Mythical Newsroom. She has also acted in various sketches, web videos and series, pilots, and short films.
P.S. Every time someone reads Aparna Nancherla’s bio, a puppet gets its strings.
P.P.S. “Oh geez louise Aparna, you are a unicorn in a field full of basic ass horses.”-My friend & colleague, the great Ahmed Huidobro
Prior to becoming a recording artist he was an 8th grade art teacher and education still plays an important role in his career. Donwill has used his talents as a writer and producer to lead workshops for organizations like Reel Work and Carnegie Hall as well. He is a regular contributor to Flocabulary’s Week In Rap series where he not only writes raps driven by the week’s news headlines but voices them as well.